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OnDaGo Sep 15, 2009 05:37 AM

Can you explain why this post on Food and media has not been removed: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/652409

Does it not fall into all of the problems that you discuss in your sticky:

"We try to keep the focus of this site on food, and "rant-fests" don't further that goal. While it's fine to discuss the products and shows featuring TV personalities, we prefer not to host threads that are simply another excuse to bash TV personalities on a personal level.

Since we established this board, there's been a LOT of threads insulting people who host TV cooking shows. We're going to ask everyone to please ease up on the complaint threads. Such threads don't lead anyone to good chow and just end up with a lot of personal and nasty insults (TV hosts are people too!). If someone makes a recipe on TV that looks awful- or great- you're welcome to talk about it here, but if you just want to share your latest peeve, please don't use Chowhound to do it. Thanks."

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  1. Jacquilynne RE: OnDaGo Sep 15, 2009 09:24 AM

    While we don't want to open the door wide to all kinds of bashing, reality shows do nudge the door a little wider. Bringing up some cooking host's private marital problems or drinking issues has nothing to do with their show or their food. On the other hand, if you're a participant on a reality show and you act poorly on the show, then that's part of the content that people are allowed to discuss.

    We know you're friends with the Thuets, and we can imagine it must be difficult for you to read these things about your friends, but we wouldn't delete them if they were said about a Top Chef contestant or Gordon Ramsay , and the situation here is much the same.

    -- Jacquilynne, Community Manager for Chowhound

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    1. re: Jacquilynne
      OnDaGo RE: Jacquilynne Sep 15, 2009 01:43 PM

      But if you read the post he is not commenting on what was on the show he was commenting on His dislike for the owner of the restaurant from before the show even aired (and in a sexist way saying her place is "at home").

      And why then cannot I respond with FACTS showing that his career is better since he has been married? By not allowing this you make it seem like the original post is correct when it i factually wrong? (He never owned his own restaurant before getting married now he had a restaurant, two retail stores, a bakery and a TV show). These are not my opinions they are facts that anyone can lookup (Wiki etc) yet each time they get deleted.

      If you do not think this is the case then you should change your Sticky to say "we prefer not to host threads that are simply another excuse to bash TV personalities on a personal level unless they are on a reality show then all is fair game"

      1. re: Jacquilynne
        DallasDude RE: Jacquilynne Oct 19, 2009 10:31 PM

        Can we discuss Rachael Rays weight and lack of ability? just checking.

        1. re: DallasDude
          Jacquilynne RE: DallasDude Oct 20, 2009 06:02 AM

          Lack of ability, probably, assuming there's content to the posts and not just 'Rachael Ray sucks! Her recipes are so lame!' Weight, not likely.

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